Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo
Kitchen Zoo

Kitchen Zoo

  • Kitchen Zoo
  • Kitchen Zoo
  • Kitchen Zoo

About the show

All nursery rhyme characters love Christmas! And this year some of the most famous faces from your favourite rhymes are coming together to present a spectacular Christmas cabaret.

Headed up by Nero (a cat who plays the fiddle) and Lazzo (a little dog who loves to laugh), the pair bring together their nursery rhyme friends to share their own special stories and skills.

Including performances by Hickory Dickory’s Flea Circus, the famous dare-devilled egg himself Humpty Dumpty, and Incy Wincy, whose many legs make her Tango something to behold, Hey Diddle Diddle: A Christmas Spectacular is a fun-loving, music-filled adventure with your favourite characters

 as you’ve never seen them before!

Hey Diddle Diddle: A Christmas Spectacular features live music, puppetry, laughter and lots of chances to join in.

Christmas is a chance to play, sing, rhyme and have a lot of fun, so join us this year to do just that in the company of some of the most famous characters to have ever jumped over the moon, twinkled in the sky or ran away with a spoon.

We can’t wait to see you there!

Performance Dates 2022 & 2023

Northern Stage, Newcastle

19th Nov 2022 - 8th Jan 2023

Rehearsal Shots

Behind the scenes videos


Created in association with Northern Stage

Devised by:

The Company

Directed by: 

Bob Nicholson

Original Music by:

Tim Dalling

Music Arrangement & Backing Tracks: 

Jeremy Bradfield

Lighting Design by: 

Richard Flood

Set and Costume Design by: 

Imogen Melhuish

Puppets designed and created by: 

Georgia Hill

Performed by:

Hannah Goudie-Hunter & Jeremy Bradfield

Dramaturgy by: 

Brad McCormick


Sophie Fullerlove

Sound Design by:

Sophie Teasdale

Lighting Design by:

Richard Flood

Meet the team!
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